Summer selection – Group show

1 – 30 July

Virtual tour

For the last exhibition before summer break, Miranda Salt, gallery director, proposes a selection from the gallery inventory with works by 8 contemporary artists whose practise is influenced by the legacy of first woman photographer, Anna Atkins (1799-1871, English), amateur botanist and watercolorist who published in 1843 the first book to be illustrated by photographs, entitled Photographs of British Algae, cyanotype impressions. Today, Atkins’ photograms in cyanotype sit notably in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, the Royal Society in London, the Linnean Society, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.

This summer selection at Galerie Miranda is a tribute to this pioneering scientist and photographer and features figurative and abstract works by contemporary artists who have forged a unique path in photographic practice. For some of these artists, technical experimentation serves the ‘meaning’ of their work; for others, the process is the meaning. Exploring gum bichromate prints, blood prints, cyanotypes, luminograms, photograms, chemograms, manipulated and hand painted prints, these artists continue to develop new possibilities for photography today, dipping all the while into the long legacy of Anna Atkins.

Artists and exhibited works

Marina Berio

Gum bichromate prints with the artist’s blood 25,8 x 25,8 cm

Jo Bradford

Sculpted C-type Luminograms 20×22 cm

Chuck Kelton

Photogram chemogram on silver gelatin paper Signed, dated and titled on verso 50 x 40 c

Chloe Sells

Chromogenic contact prints with paint and ink 10x12cm

Mariah Robertson

27, 2018
Photochemistry on RA-4 paper 50×60 cm approx

Susan Derges

Willow, 2018
Polymer photogravure from a lunar photogram, 61 x 29cm

Nancy Wilson-Pagic

Falling Angel, 1995-1997
Photogram in cyanotype

Ellen Carey

Crush & Pull, 2021G
Polaroid 20×24 Colour Positive print from a crushed negative